We are thrilled to announce our new season, live on stage!
THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
by Larissa FastHorse
Oct. 14 – 17, 2021
“The Thanksgiving Play” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
Playwrights Horizon, Inc., New York City, produced the World Premiere of “THE THANKSGIVING PLAY” in 2018. “THE THANKSGIVING PLAY” was commissioned and originally produced by Artists Repertory Theatre, Damaso Rodriguez, Artistic Director Sarah Horton, Managing Director Portland, Oregon”
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Nov. 18 - 21, 2021
THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER
The US West World Premiere was produced by The Denver Center Theatre Company, Donovan Marley, Artistic Director, in association with Tectonic Theater Project, Moises Kaufman, Artist Director.
THE ART OF EXCHANGE: MUSIC AND DANCE COLLABORATIVE CONCERT
presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance and the School of Music
Feb. 11 – 13, 2022
The Art of Exchange: Music and Dance Collaborative Concert features live music and dance performed by University of Kentucky students. The concert is full of variety, ranging from big-band, baroque, choral, electronic and percussion music and everything from modern, jazz, hip-hop and classical dance styles.
Throughout the years the School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance have loved working together and to share our creations with audiences. In the past, there have been extraordinary collaborations ranging from percussion performance for Theatre productions, a Trombone and Dance Concert, dance choreography presented for Opera Theatre and Choral ensembles as well as our musical theatre certificate. We look forward to highlighting these collaborations in one concert. The focus is to foster a deeper relationship between music and dance faculty and students as well as provide a magical performance experience for the audience.
BLACK LIVES MATTER: 1619 TO NOW
A Documentary Drama curated by UK Faculty Artists & Scholars
Feb. 24 – 27, 2022
Inspired by a true story
Music, book and story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
April 7 – 10, 2022
Produced by Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Zebulon LLC, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Len Blavatnik, James L. Nederlander, Carson & Joseph Gleberman, Balboa Park Productions, The Shubert Organization, Jamie deRoy/Catherine Adler/Cricket Jiranek. In association with Rodger Hess, A.C. Orange International, Broadway Across America, Sally Jacobs & Warren Baker, Diana DiMenna, Exeter Capital, Agnes Gund, True Love Productions, and The Old Globe. “Bright Star” is presented through special arrangement with all authorized performance materials supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide of New York, New York.
The Relevant Creativity Series is the UK Department of Theatre & Dance's response to being Artists in this unprecedented time when theatres and performance venues are shuttered due to COVID-19. These wildly creative projects offer a substitute to a traditional season. It gives our students an outlet for their voices to be heard and talents to be seen outside of the classroom. Working within the constraints of COVID mitigation protocols, the art, craft, and discipline of Theatre and Dance are still happening in our Department.